Laura got the car going again: She got off the train, got in the car, yanked on the gearshift, and it worked. I am glad the car is working again, but I am a little flummoxed as to why I couldn’t get it out of park, either last night or when I tried again this morning.
Weird, indeed. At least it’s working again, though!
This used to happen with my car (a mid-nineties Jeep Grand Cherokee). I found that if I pushed the car about an inch or two backwards it would make a kind of “clack” sound and then I would be able to move it out of park.